M.Sc. On Campus

Occupational Psychology

Nottingham Trent University

12 months
18000 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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The MSc Occupational Psychology from Nottingham Trent University is targeted at high calibre graduates of psychology who are intending to pursue a career in occupational psychology in its various guises and other associated careers.


The aim is to support each student (under appropriate supervision) to be well prepared to become a practitioner-in-training, prepared to manage the unique challenges and opportunities presented by applying the principles and practice of occupational psychology in work-place settings by:

  • Applying the science of psychology to people at work, using an evidence base for workplace interventions
  • Using a range of tools and techniques to develop organisational effectiveness and job satisfaction for individuals
  • Developing their own reflective practice, using an awareness their own experiences to inform and develop their professional and practice knowledge and skills
  • Preparing for the demands of further training in OP via the BPS Level 2 Qualification ultimately leading to Chartership - we are currently seeking accreditation from the British Psychological Society (BPS).

Careers and employability

Occupational Psychologists aim to increase the effectiveness of organisations and improve the job satisfaction of individuals. By  completing the Course at Nottingham Trent University, you will have completed the Stage 1 training required by the British Psychological Society to enable you to move on as a Practitioner-in-Training and Stage 2 of the Society’s Qualification in Occupational Psychology.

Throughout the course, you’ll be supported in your development by professional specialists as well as the University’s Employability Teams.

As a graduate of MSc Occupational Psychology you will be well equipped to apply your knowledge and skills to a range of career options. Occupational Psychology is broader in scope and less formalised than many areas of psychology and touches of diverse fields including ergonomics, HR management and consultancy. 

The knowledge you gain and the skills you learn will enable you to critically appraise organisational practice at all levels and your practical experience will be the foundation for development of core analytical and employability skills such as team-working and effective communication.

Programme Structure

 Among the Course team’s current research interests are:

  • Determinants of workplace health and wellbeing
  • Process evaluation of work-based interventions
  • The work environment and organisational culture
  • Job design and organisational climate
  • Presenteeism
  • Addiction to work

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • We recommend applying as soon as you are able as we may close the course if it is full.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You will need an undergraduate degree (minimum 2.2) in Psychology or an allied discipline such as social science, nursing, health related practice or another recognised equivalent qualification.
  • Applicants without such qualifications will be considered on an individual basis but will be required to demonstrate how their experiences (for example working as a Nurse or Counsellor), their professional qualifications (such as RMN, RN) and / or knowledge would enable them to study this course at Masters-level in their Personal Statement.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18000 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Nottingham

583 - 978 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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